Mackenzie Carruthers is a new teacher for the Avon Maitland District School Board since completing a Bachelor of Education at Nipissing, and a Bachelor of Honours Arts from the University of Toronto for English and Theatre Studies. She is currently the Director of the annual children’s production at H.A.W.K. Theatre in Lucknow. Mackenzie has been involved in many theatre productions but music has always been her first passion. She sings and plays guitar in the classroom as well as in public, and is currently working with a new band. She comes from a long line of vocal and instrumental experience and is enjoying sharing that experience with the next generation. She is passionate about keeping music and drama thriving for children in our community, and about how much theatre has to teach us about society and ourselves.